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team 2 | market Andres Cuevo-Robles, Caroline Lindquist, Yimeng Wang, Brex Arevalo Our vision for the Market area incorporate three elements: providing additional green space, expanding the existing transit network, and increasing density. The 101 Freeway will be transformed into an elevated linear park. This green space will provide walking paths, a bike lane that will connect to the existing bike lane down Market Street, and a light rail that will traverse the outer edge of the space. The light rail system will begin at the intersection of Market Street and 101, cross the Bay Bridge, and terminate in the East Bay. This transit line will ease ridership pressures on BART. It will also revive the once-bustling Bay Bridge Rail System, which was dismantled in favor of the automobile in 1958. Increasing housing options along Market Street and Van Ness will concentrate density around the new green space and transit. The buildings will be mixed-use residential and commercial. Forty percent of added apartments will be affordable housing, as opposed to the city’s existing requirements of twenty percent. These proposed high-rise buildings will surround the elevated park and extend the downtown cityscape.

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Disc*2016

Profile for UC Berkeley Summer [IN]STITUTE

Disc*2016 (Design & Innovation for Sustainable Cities) Catalog  

A compendium documenting the final student projects completed during summer 2016.

Disc*2016 (Design & Innovation for Sustainable Cities) Catalog  

A compendium documenting the final student projects completed during summer 2016.

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